Independent Prescriber

Independent prescribing speciality

Since 2009 Optometrists have been able to become Independent Prescribers. This means that those who have gained this qualification are able to prescribe any medication that may be required for Ocular Inflammation or Infection.

Ian Jarvis passed this qualification first time in 2012 and is now qualified as one of the first Independent Prescribing Optometrists in Tayside.

In addition, as Clinical Skills Tutor at Ninewells, he has been actively involved in setting up the training and continuing education of his fellow IP Optometrists.

This means that Jarvis Optometrist is the first port of call for dealing with Ocular inflammation or infection.